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Comics Are Your Therapy Cat

A night of readings of original works by Bay Area comics artists, plus a comics therapist. 
Come hear readings of original works by:
Kayan Cheung-Miaw
Ines Ixierda
Ill Nappashi (comics therapist)
Emeric Kennard
Diego Gomez
Lacey Johnson

Kayan Cheung-Miaw is from Hong Kong and New York, and comes from a family of garment and restaurant workers. Her work as the lead organizer for the Yank Sing restaurant workers’ campaign resulted in a historic $4 million settlement for 280 workers. Comics is her favorite medium because she considers it an art for the people. Check out her work

Ines Ixierda is a jane-of-all-trades artist, activist, and bruja. 

Ill Nappashi is a comics therapist, idea man, and motorcycle mechanic.

Emeric L. Kennard or "Elk" is an award-winning artist and illustrator currently based in Oakland. A socially active creator, Elk's subject matter includes queer and transgender issues interpreted from a unique lived perspective, environmentalism, trauma, and cultural survival. His work has exhibited locally and nationally, hung in Congressional halls, and been recognized by the Society of Illustrators.

Diego Gomez created Daddy Issues magazine, worked on the comic books Pride High, Glamazonia, Mama Tits Saves the World & most recently “ALPHABET: LGBTQAI Anthology”. They have created the panel discussion "Homo Superior: Queering Comics, Costumes as Drag & Gender Equality" at Stan Lee's ComikazeExpo, co-curated “Queering Mythologies” for the National Queer Arts Festival & spoke at RuPaul’s DragCon’s “Geeks and Glamazons: Gender Bending in Comics.” They are currently completing the story & illustrations for the comic they are about to read about 1963 civil rights.

Lacey Johnson has been doing waay underground diary comics for 10 years. She will present a retrospective on her body of work, talk process, and present current work.